Final plans are made for Cork Summer Show

Final plans are made for Cork Summer Show
Lia and Greg O'Toole having fun with piglets. Pic: Clare Keogh

Preparations are underway at the Munster Agricultural Showgrounds in Curraheen as the 100-acre site gets ready to welcome thousands of visitors this weekend.

Every summer for the past 200 years, the Munster Agricultural Society has put on a show in Cork. 

Events and attractions this weekend include; pig agility courses; the All-Ireland Cook-off heats; pet dog shows; best in breed livestock competitions; vintage motors; high-tech farm machinery; live music; food and craft beers.

Visitor numbers are set to reach 50,000 over the two days.

Other events include show jumping, pony races, cattle breeding classes, poultry classes, sheep and goat competitions and many typical agricultural show competitions and showings. 

A big screen will also be set up for Cork V Waterford match on Sunday.

This year the kidzone is complete with pet dog arena, bouncy castles, animal petting farm and competitions.

More than 50,000 show goers and over 1,500 animals are expected at the show.

Gerard Murphy, Chairman of the Munster Agricultural Society and show organiser said the weekend always has something to offer.

“From young to old, motoring enthusiast to animal lover, this two-day show is hugely diverse but guarantees a great day out and a real appreciation of Irish life," he said.

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